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About iRelaunch

Our Vision

iRelaunch's vision is that every company running an entry-level college internship program will run a mid-career return to work program side-by-side. Not only do return to work programs allow companies to tap into the high-caliber relauncher talent pool, but they also demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion, and can be broadened to include other non-traditional career transitioners: veterans, military spouses, retirees, and ex-pats. Running a return to work program sends a powerful signal to all of a company's workforce constituencies: its own alumni on career break, its current employee base with friends and relatives on career break and its younger employees who (studies show) are anticipating career breaks in numbers greater than ever seen before.

About iRelaunch

iRelaunch, the pioneering company in the career reentry space, produces the iRelaunch Return to Work Conferences, iRelaunch Employer Events, and works with over 100 global companies on return to work initiatives of all kinds, through which thousands of relaunchers have resumed careers after career breaks of one to over 20 years.

iRelaunch co-founded and co-leads the STEM Reentry Task Force with the Society of Women Engineers, which has 32 corporate members, representing leading companies in industry sectors including technology, defense, aerospace, pharma, automobiles, industrial equipment, oil and gas, and more. Over 600 “relaunchers” have participated in Task Force company return to work programs to date, and 86% have been hired.

iRelaunch engages daily with an ever-growing community of relaunchers, now numbering over 82,000. The popular “3,2,1 iRelaunch” podcast has over 180 episodes and nearly 290,000 downloads, and the viral TED talk by iRelaunch co-founder Carol Fishman Cohen has over 3.5 million views and has been translated into 30 languages.

iRelaunch has produced or been part of over 500 career re-entry programs and presentations since inception, and has been featured in all the major news media, including Good Morning America, the Today Show, NBC News/Know Your Value, The Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Harvard Business Review, Stanford GSB Insights, Forbes, Vogue, Fairygodboss, Next Avenue and many more. iRelaunch and Carol Fishman Cohen have been the subject of business school case studies at Stanford Graduate School of Business and Harvard Business School.

iRelaunch is certified as a woman-owned business by the WBENC.



CEO and Co-Founder
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Director of Marketing and Strategic Partnerships
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Operations Manager
Mindy Berkower
Chief Client Officer and General Counsel
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Managing Director
Sandhiya Kalyanasundaram headshot
Market Research and Project Manager
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Manager of Military and Community Outreach
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Senior Director of Events
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Business Development Executive
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Chief Operations Officer
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Senior Director of Business Development
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Special Advisor, iRelaunch; Founder, Advancing Women's Careers
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Special Advisor and Guest Podcast Host

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